Why are women in Hollywood forced to echo the same talking points?
Hollywood is well known to not be a friend to conservatives or anyone with slightly differing opinions. Filled with mainstream leftists’ views and opinions, artists like Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Beyonce consistently push for leftists’ views and do ‘activism’ through their websites.
Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga performed at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Actress Eva Longoria was a host at the Democratic National Convention. There is no shortage of women in Hollywood waiting for their chance to comment on the political affairs of the day, and they often only go in one direction.
Hollywood is no place for diversity of thought; that is, unless you believe that Kamala Harris looked gorgeous, not just beautiful, on the cover of Vogue.
In the moral sphere of Hollywood, speaking of Trump in any way that isn’t negative, is seen as a sin. In Hollywood, having an opinion even slightly different than the mainstream leftist media is enough to get you excommunicated from the band of the elites.
This unfortunate set of circumstances is even more consequential for women in Hollywood, who are all expected to think, act and speak the same.
There is, however, one woman who refuses to be a part of the narrative: Lana Del Rey. Of course, this comes with its own set of challenges.
Lana Del Rey is a musical artist who has been on the charts with hit songs such as “Summertime Sadness” and “Video Games.” Her music has always been known to be different, as she has always spoken about her femininity and her strong connection to her feminine roots.
Del Ray is no stranger to the hot seat, having made comments about her critics trying to incite a race war and commenting that Trump “needed to happen.”
In the summer of 2020, Lana Del Rey put out a statement on Instagram that said that she was tired of being constantly criticized for her music as many of her fellow alternative artists said she was glamorizing abuse.
She reiterated the criticism by pointing out that many other artists, specifically artists like Doja Cat, Beyonce, and Ariana Grande, sing and make music about the same topics but do not receive the same backlash for it. Del Rey was called ‘anti-feminist,’ ‘woman hater’ and ‘racist’ in the context that she used other women of color as examples of artists who don’t receive the same backlash despite putting out music on similar topics.
The baseless accusations of racism and bigotry only further demonstrate leftist intolerance and Hollywood’s ridiculous cancel culture of anyone who dares to question their social norms.
Del Rey also expressed that she feels there is no place in modern-day feminism for delicate women or “the kind of women who are slated mercilessly for being their authentic, delicate selves.”
“I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize abuse when[,] in reality[,] I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world… I just think it’s pathetic that my minor lyrical exploration detailing my sometimes submissive or passive roles in my relationships has often made people say I’ve set women back hundreds of years,” said Del Rey in her post.
What has landed her in trouble over the past few weeks is a comment she made to BBC in an interview highly polarized by political questions. When turning to the events that occurred in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Lana expressed that she did not believe President Trump knew his comments would lead to violence.
What is ironic about the backlash the singer received this time was that she was actually criticizing the president’s cognitive ability to understand what he was saying, which she later clarified in her tweets.
Insults lauded at her have even included deeming her a “Republican.”
What Del Ray has t say, and what you make of her opinions, is of little consequence to this matter. The larger fact is that anyone who strays from the narrative, even if they are on your side, is to be condemned and cast out entirely.
Actress Julienne Davis of “Eyes Wide Shut” fame told Fox News in 2017 that, since she came out as a conservative woman, she has “been attacked with obscenities, called a racist, and had one person tell me he hoped I would die.”
Hollywood culture has proven to be a toxic environment and the antonym of what they seem to always preach. Diversity should not only be diversity of race, but also diversity of thought and character. It should not be improper to think differently. It is natural and healthy to have a different opinion than everyone around you.
The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.